Climate Talks

  • 'India can't sign pact on emission cuts' 27-12-2011 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: India will not sign any legally binding global agreement for emissions reduction, as the country needs to eradicate poverty through economic growth, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Tuesday. "There is no question of signing a legally binding agreement at this point of our development. We need to...
  • Canada to pull out of Kyoto protocol 13-12-2011 05:30 AM

    Ottawa: Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty. Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover...
  • Natarajan stresses equity at Durban climate talks 06-12-2011 02:10 AM

    Durban: As pressure increases on India to accept legally binding carbon emissions cuts, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday stressed on "equity" as a central tenet of the climate change talks. "Without a response based on equity we cannot solve the problem," Natarajan said at a side-event at the UN...
  • Durban: Deadlock over Kyoto at climate summit 05-12-2011 11:14 PM

    Durban: The UN climate summit in Durban seems to have reached a deadlock. Sources told CNN-IBN that EU has blamed India for not being a deal maker as India continues to support the old treaty i.e. Kyoto Protocol that excludes developing countries like India and China from take up any...
  • Natarajan to join Indian delegation at climate talks 05-12-2011 03:29 AM

    Durban: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan will lead the Indian delegation in the second week of negotiation at the stalled climate talks that are yet to see a forward movement on crucial questions of carbon emission reduction and legally binding commitments. The first week of talks did not see breakthroughs on...
  • Last chance to save Kyoto deal at climate talks 29-11-2011 03:44 AM

    Durban: Almost 200 nations began global climate talks on Monday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions scientists blame for rising sea levels, intense storms, drought and crop failures. Poor nations say wealthy countries became rich using coal, oil and gas...
  • Japan nuclear crisis to impact UN climate talks 05-04-2011 10:08 AM

    Bangkok: Japan's nuclear crisis will affect UN-led talks to fight climate change because it is prompting nations to rethink energy policies and investment costs, the European Union said on Sunday. But top EU climate negotiator Artur Runge-Metzger doubted the increased worries over nuclear will lead to a drop in nations'...
  • Negotiators struggle to finalise Cancun text 10-12-2010 06:48 PM

    Cancun: Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are struggling to finalise the outcome of the two-week Climate Change conference that has been enlivened by India's call for emission cuts by countries under an "appropriate legal form". Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had said on Thursday that all countries must take binding commitments...
  • Fissure over numbers at climate talks 10-06-2010 06:12 PM

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